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Contact Lens Exam & Fittings

Finding & Fitting the Perfect Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a great corrective tool, offering freedom and convenience. But when it comes to the process of actually finding the contacts that work best for you, “convenient” isn’t always the word that comes to mind.

Some people have eyes that are difficult to fit for contact lenses. Many of these people have just been told contact lenses aren’t for them.

At Port Moody Eye Care, we’ll never talk a patient out of a viable course of treatment. We will take the time to examine, measure, and fit your eyes for contact lenses.

Lens Hygiene and Maintenance

Your eyes are very vulnerable organs made of delicate and complex systems. Eyes are easy to damage, and as contacts lenses come into direct contact with them, it’s very important that you treat your lenses with the utmost care and respect.

You should always wash your hands with soap and water before you put your contacts in. It’s also a good idea to put the lens into your clean hand and rinse it with contact solution. Do this before and after every wear to flush away any debris.

If you notice your contact lens case is low on solution, dump it out and refill it rather than just topping it up. You should wash your contact case daily with hot water, but no soap! Soap could leave a residue on your lenses.

Your saliva is not a suitable replacement for contact solution. The only liquid you should use to clean or store your contacts is the actual solution.

Improper Lens Hygiene Can Have Serious Consequences

The quickest way to give yourself an eye infection is to neglect your contact lenses. While these infections can sometimes be resolved with medicated drops, there are cases where the infection is such that it leaves a scar, or even requires a corneal replacement.

Speciality Lenses

Contact lenses do more than just improve your vision. There are a number of lenses designed with specific features in mind. These are called speciality lenses, and they can accomplish a variety of extraordinary things, like compensating for colour blindness, or changing the shape of your eyes overnight so you don’t need glasses during the day. There are lenses that cover the whites of your eyes to help prevent slipping, and even help reduce the effects of dry eye. Book your contact lens exam today, and we’ll talk about all the speciality lens options available to you.

Specialising in Contact Lenses

Dr Yee has done her residency specialising in corneal and contact lenses, so you know you’re in good, trustworthy hands.

Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs due to an irregularly shaped cornea. Toric lenses have different levels of magnification in different meridians of the lens to correct astigmatism. Because these lenses must be in a specific position in order to work properly, some toric lenses are weighted at the bottom to keep them from rotating.

As we age, our eyes change; often requiring correction for both close up and far away vision. Multifocal lenses offer different levels of correction in different parts of the lens, allowing the wearer to see both close up and far away clearly simply by looking through different places on the lens.

Not all eyeballs are the same shape. As a result, some people have difficulty wearing contact lenses, experiencing slippage every time they blink. Scleral lenses cover the entire white of the eye in addition to the cornea. This gives added stability; allowing the lens to stay secure and avoiding slippage.

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Visit our office across from Port Moody City Hall in the Heritage Mountain Plaza, Right next to Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Port Moody, BC V3H 4H2

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